Outreach Librarian Alex Geller, loves getting the community involved and engaged with the Berkshire Athenaeum, in fact that's his job. His latest brain child is the Downtown Pittsfield StoryWalk, a way for children to enjoy reading while exploring the their hometown.

A fun, educational activity for all ages, StoryWalk combines physical activity with books to help build children's interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for all. The event is free, and no registration is required.

Starting at 10 in the morning this Saturday, local children will follow every page of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, written Eric Carle as they explore the area surrounding North Street.  The walk begins at the Downtown Farmers Market at the First Street Common, continues through Downtown Pittsfield, ending at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield's Public Library, on the corner of Wendell Avenue and East Street. Thanks to a partnership with Berkshire United Way, the first 75 kids will receive a Very Hungry Caterpillar coloring book.

Alex and The Berkshire Athenaeum wish to extend a big thank you to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Eric Carle Studio for sharing their love of stories with local youth, as well as the generosity of Interprint, Berkshire United Way and Downtown Pittsfield.

 

via Eric Carle FaceBook